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Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth or Yogeshwari Shaktipeeth is a famous Hindu temple in Bangladesh, dedicated to the goddess Kali. The temple is located in Ishwaripur, a village in Shyamnagar of Satkhira. The name “Jeshoreshwari” means “Goddess of Jeshore”. Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is one of the 51 Shakti Peeth temples.

Jeshoreshwari represents the site where the palm of Sati fell. Jeshoreshwari is in the form of Devi Yogeshwari Shakti and Chanda appears as Vairabh. The temple is located in Ishwaripur, a village in the Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira. The temple is visited by pilgrims from all over, irrespective of sectarian differences. 

Story Behind Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth

The goddess of Dakshayani, Sati, Parvati, or Durga—Hinduism’s most important woman and most powerful deity—is called Shakti. Durga Devi, Mahakali, and Gowri are the three main manifestations of Shakti, the power goddess. She is Adi Shakti’s avatar.

Sati was the Prajapati Daksha’s daughter, and she married Lord Shiva despite Her father’s wishes. Prajapati Daksha once put together a massive yagya, but he didn’t call his daughter and son-in-law. Sati was very saddened by Her father’s actions. When she got there, her father ignored the Sati and insulted her. She could not bear the insult of his husband (Lord Shiva) and she jumped into the fire of Yagya and committed suicide. She passed away, but her body didn’t burn. Lord Shiva had taken His Virabhadra Rupa out of rage. Daksha’s head was cut off by him, but in the end, He forgave him by bringing him back to life.

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Lord Shiva, devastated, had taken Sati’s body and wandered the universe. Finally, Lord Vishnu used His Chakra to break the Sati’s body into pieces. Each body part transformed into Shakti Pitha. The temple had emerged where the body part had fallen to the ground. In order to safeguard the Shakti Pitha, Lord Shiva created 51 Bhairava for each one.

Maharaja Pratapaditya found this Shakti Peetha and worshipped Kali in this place. Here, the feet and Hands of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Yogeshwari Shakti and Chanda appears as Vairabh.

History of Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth

Many people say that General Maharaja Pratapaditya saw a piece of stone carved to look like a human palm when he was meditating under a ray of light that came from the bushes.

Jeshoreshwari Yogeshwari Shaktipeeth

The Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth Kali Temple was built by Pratapaditya as he began to worship Kali later. Jessore inspired the name “Goddess of Jessore.” It is thought to have been created by Anari, a Brahman. He built a temple with 100 doors for the Jeshoreshwari Peeth. However, the moment is unknown. It was subsequently altered by Laxman Sen and Pratapaditya in their time.

The architecture of Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth

The war of 1971 caused the majority of the temple to fall apart; just the points of support stayed in one piece. As a result, these pillars continue to have greater significance than other parts. In order to worship the Goddess, the structure was then redesigned and strengthened.

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In this context, the form of the Goddess’s palm is regarded as crucial and as possessing the Goddess’s power. It is thought to be the Goddess’s hand, and it has a lot of spiritual power. In the Abhaya mudra, the Goddess dispels all of the fears of her devotees. During the puja, every one of the fans in the town accumulates here and gains the favours of the Goddess.

The Kali statue is different here; Her ferocious fire burns within, dissolving ego and impurities. The Peetha brings the aatma and parmatma together, which is significant for one’s spiritual journey.

Facts about Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth

  • Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth is a very popular Hindu temple in Bangladesh, dedicated to the goddess Kali.
  • The temple is visited by pilgrims from all over, irrespective of sectarian differences.
  • The temple attracts tourists from all the corners of the nearby countries. The priest performs the worship every Saturday and Tuesday afternoon.
  • A large rectangular covered platform called Natmondir has been erected adjacent to the main temple, from where the face of the goddess can be seen
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth Kali Temple in Shyamnagar of Satkhira on March 27, 2021. Shyamnagar was decorated around the arrival of Modi in this historical temple located in Ishwaripur. The temple was renovated and got a new look before the arrival of Narendra Modi.
  • Thousands of people come here from Bangladesh and other countries to glance at the Goddess and Lord Shiva.

Festivals In Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth

  • Durga Puja. (Winter) – Devotees celebrate Navaratri at this temple in the month of Ashwin (Sep-Oct).
  • Navaratri. (Summer) – They celebrate other Navaratri in the fortnight of the Chaitra (March-April). Every nine days they worship Navadurga (nine Durgas).
  • Diwali – Diwali is one of the most admired and auspicious festivals in the town.
  • Mahashivratri– Mahashivaratri is the day when the Shiva Tattva touches the earth. Shivaratri is like a new year for a saadhak (seeker).

How to Reach Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth

Jeshoreshwari Shaktipeeth is located in Bangladesh. The temple is located in Ishwaripur, a village in Shyamnagar of Satkhira.

By Air: Jessore Airport is the nearest airport and is 126 Km from the temple.

By Railway: The railway is not accessible between the two countries, but you can reach there by air route.

By Road: The Temple is located about 1 Km from Ishwaripur Bus Stop, 4 Km from Shyamnagar, and 5 Km from Shyamnagar Bus Stand. You must first reach Satkhira, and from there, you can take an auto-rickshaw or bus to reach the temple. To reach Satkhira, you can only go via road by taking a bus, and then you must cross a river by ferry.

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Address: Jeshoreswari Kali Temple, Ishwaripur, Bangladesh
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Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM
Monday 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday 8 AM - 8 PM
Address: Jeshoreswari Kali Temple, Ishwaripur, Bangladesh